In 1996, David O’Connor (Lord Duncan) and Loretta Salazar (Lady Espringale) began an adventure. The goal was to create a place so special that it puts the heart and spirit at ease, fosters the creativity within, gives sanctuary from the modern world, welcomes ALL people and makes history come alive. A tall order. But the result is CASTLE ANAM CARA. Designed and built entirely by hand by David and Loretta it is an ever evolving re-creation of a 10th – 11th century castle keep. The Castle’s ancient wooden beams, wooden floors, stone and wrought iron all lighted with the glow of beeswax candles magically transport the visitor through a time portal.
Castle Anam Cara is not only a beautiful place visually it is also the real expression of both David and Loretta’s shared philosophy – simplicity of life, a strong physical connection with their environment, self responsibility, a strong sense of community and standing up for what they believe in. David and Loretta are strongly committed to walking gently upon the earth and consuming minimal resources. They cook and heat with wood, grow much of their own food, collect rain water for garden irrigation and do most of the physical labor by hand.
Rising through the halls of higher education (David is a Dartmouth College graduate) they have both chosen to live life simply and adhere to strict codes of honor, humanity, ethics, equality and grace. Their collective backgrounds are too rich to begin to elaborate here.
In keeping with their philosophy, they invite you to share the beauty, history and love they have built into their home. Welcome to CASTLE ANAM CARA!
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THE VEGGIE CLINIC:
David is also widely known as Dr. Tomato – owner and operator of the renowned VEGGIE CLINIC. The Veggie Clinic is a multi level agricultural business. The Veggie Clinic grows approximately 30,000 high quality vegetable and flower seedlings for several retail stores in the Blue Seal New England family of stores. In addition, he is the hydroponics consultant for the entire Blue Seal chain of stores – responsible for the introduction of a comprehensive hydroponics department in the Rochester, N.H. store and subsequently departments in 6 more of their stores. He is a highly respected controlled environment grower and educator. Lecturing throughout New England on topics from the quantum physics of light in the controlled environment growing chamber to nutrient management and PAR flux grid mapping his science based recommendations are widely followed in the industry. Whether you are a home gardener or commercial operator his science based newsletter is worth taking a look at.
YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOUR PLANTS NEED TO GROW!
CONTACT THE VEGGIE CLINIC AT: www.theveggieclinic.com